Eurosport held a poll on Twitter asking netizens to pick GOAT on the three tennis bigs, namely Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The winner clearly won with more than 50% of the votes.
And this winner is none other than Novak Djokovic, who got 51% of the total votes cast by 4699 participants.
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When it comes to GOAT, you have to remember that sometimes it’s about tennis, it’s about the game itself and the results players have managed to achieve over the years and long hours of practice.
Of course, everyone can choose the player he prefers and prefers to watch, likes to support and admire his grace or the way he is, but in the end, the main thing is to “be the best of all time in tennis”. “If one and only one is needed, the barometer remains tennis itself and results achieved globally, because it is the sport and nothing else.
“People always like to compare,” said Roger Federer when talking about comparisons in tennis. “I see this with my twins every day. You unknowingly compare them. You should never,” he told the Associated Press (AP).
“Naturally we do the same thing in tennis. I have my own career, my own player, and I needed these challenges. They needed a challenger like me. We made ourselves better.
So at the end of the day, we’re all going to shake hands and say, ‘It was great. Now, will one be happier than the other? So, for a few minutes, maybe”
John Isner thinks Djokovic is a GOAT
American tennis player John Isner considers Novak Djokovic the hardest player to face among the members of the Big 3. “Probably Novak.
Although I played with Rafa on the dirt, I met him 4 times on the ground. I think meeting him at Roland-Garros is one of the most difficult tasks in our sport; to beat this man in the mud and even beat him at Roland Garros.”
Isner also recalled his clash with Djokovic at the 2015 China Open, where freezing conditions prevailed. “I met him in Beijing a few years ago.
I will try to remember 2015. It was a great game in the quarterfinals, it was a great tournament and I was excited to play in the quarterfinals. That night I went to bed and looked at my weather app to check the weather.
There he had 23 wins in a row. I felt cheated before. Imagine 48 degrees and difficult conditions against Novak, who has never lost in this tournament, he has no chance.
I went there, it was very cold. Freezing cold got zero free points and then 2 (games). To answer your question (who is the GOAT?), Novak,” Isner added.